Facts about the goldfinch bird

goldfinch bird
  • The goldfinch is a genus of the sparrow family. 
  • The American goldfinch breeds from Hudson Bay to South Carolina and winters near the Gulf.
  • The male is of a bright yellow with black wings and crown. He is a plump-bodied, fluffy little fellow, rather vain of his appearance. 
  • The female goldfinch is tinged with olive. 
  • Three to six bluish white eggs are placed in a nest lined with thistledown in a bush or tree.
  • The gold­finch flies in a wavy line. It is not unlike a canary ín general appearance. It lives on seeds, being especially fond of thistle seeds. 
  • The American goldfinch is sometimes called "yellowbird."